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Earn Your Happy Podcast | Motivation | Self-Love | Entrepreneurship | Confidence | Fitness and Life Coaching with Lori Harder

Get all the inside secrets and tools you need to help you bust through your fears, connect to your soul and get focused and clear so you can elevate your life, business and relationships… Listen in as Lori Harder, founder of the Bliss Project, 3X time fitness world champion, fitness expert and cover model, turned self love junkie - lifestyle entrepreneur and author digs in shares the goods! Each episode is designed to give you the tools, ideas, and inspiration to take action in your life. Tune in for an inspirational guest, a story or a "quickie" of motivation to get you out of a funk or blast you even further on your rockstar journey! Stop waiting until you are happy and go out and earn it! I promise to make sure we have some fun along the way - you can't take this life too serious. It's time to fall in love with the process and take back your control! Oh and please make sure to share the episodes that give you goosebumps and leave us a review!
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Jun 21, 2018

 

My book tour is coming to a close with one event left in Phoenix, and I have to say that I’ve fallen in love with being in rooms surrounded by so many amazing people and learning from them as well. As you’ve heard in other episodes, I’ve found new takeaways from each stop – but so many reoccurring themes as well.

 

Another overarching topic is about taking things personally. Getting through this, of course, has a lot to do with mastering our mindset, but it helps to understand what it feels like before you get there.

 

Question: If you didn’t take things personally, what could you do in your life? I’ve asked this question at my book tour stops and the answers are endless, but the most common response? “I could be happy.” Whoa!

 

You see, when we worry about what other people think we’re putting ourselves in our own form of prison. Don’t stifle your truth just to please someone else. I highly encourage you to ruffle feathers, share your opinions and share who you authentically are at your core.

 

“If you’re not upsetting people, you’re not living in your truth – you’re living in fear.”

 

Be yourself. Stop people pleasing. Make some waves. I know this is a hard thing to do, but it feels SO good. Trust me, I’m a people pleaser through and through, but by sparing other people pain, you’re only adding more pain to your life.

 

“Freedom and truth are the opposite of suppression and resentment.”

 

Does this mean you’ll never take something personal again? Heck no. It is a constant practice of self-love and you will learn how to release it more quickly. It’s also one of our best teachers in life that helps us develop more compassion and understanding from where other people are coming from.

 

So the next time someone offers their opinion and you take it personally, make a conscious effort to release, forgive and move on…and live a happy life.

 

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In This Episode Lori talks about:

 

  • Why we need to stop taking things personally
  • Living authentically and in your truth
  • Why it’s an ongoing self-love practice to not take things personally

 

Resources:

 

Go to ATribeCalledBliss.com to find out the latest on Lori’s book tour and join the world’s biggest tribe book club.

Join us at the Phoenix book tour stop! Head to LoriHarder.com/phoenix and grab a ticket before it’s sold out!

 

A Tribe Called Bliss by Lori Harder

Now available at loriharder.com/amazon or ATribeCalledBliss.com

 

Join me on the A Tribe Called Bliss Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1571018952966750/

 

Check out my website at loriharder.com. Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook.

Jun 18, 2018

I am so excited to have my good friend, Gabby Bernstein back on the podcast today along with my husband Chris! We are talking all about how's Gabby's courses have impacted my life and how you could get the same coaching from her. 

I am also giving away some seriously amazing bonuses when you join Gabby's Spirit Junkie Masterclass! Get all the details and learn more at www.Loriharder.com/Gabby

Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook.

 

Jun 14, 2018

 

I’m still on my book tour, and it means the world to me to share the room with so many amazing women. And while it’s a massive dream come true, it’s also forced me to make some massive perspective shifts when it comes to traveling, speaking, signing books and taking pictures. I’ll be honest, it can be a lot for this introvert who is prone get to getting anxiety! But once I’m able to slow down and change my perspective on it all – there’s no way I wouldn’t do what I’m doing. It’s just all about changing the way we view things.

 

One question I pose to my book tour audiences is, “what’s stopping you from connecting in different relationships?”

 

“In order for things to change, we have to change how we’re viewing things.”

 

Whether it’s your body, career or relationships, it is imperative that we shift our perspectives before anything can happen. We need to shift into how we want to feel.

 

It’s amazing how this small little thing (OK, not always the easiest task), can give you tons of energy back. No matter what you’re feeling anxiety around, change the lens you’re viewing it through and see how you can make it easier. There could be a different (and better) way.

 

Do this, and you’ll be on the fast track to changing your life.

 

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In This Episode Lori talks about:

 

  • Shifting your perspectives
  • Why the way we view things may be preventing connection
  • What Lori’s book tour is teaching her

 

Resources:

 

Go to ATribeCalledBliss.com to find out the latest on Lori’s book tour and join the world’s biggest tribe book club

 

A Tribe Called Bliss by Lori Harder

Now available at loriharder.com/amazon or ATribeCalledBliss.com

 

Join me on the A Tribe Called Bliss Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1571018952966750/

 

Check out my website at loriharder.com. Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook.

Jun 11, 2018

 

My interview with Heather Askisone and Timmi Jandro, the founders of Energy Muse, was a conversation that was meant to happen. In recent years, I’ve become super intrigued with the use of crystals and it was incredible to dive deeper, learn some new things and also receive validation on some crazy coincidences in my life that involved crystals.

 

Best friends since the 1st grade, Heather and Timmi weren’t always interested in crystals. In fact, both were in different careers (business and high-end real estate) up until they founded Energy Muse 17 hears ago. With their combined experience of healing and business, they are now taking the woo-woo out of crystals and empowering people to make change starting today.

 

I know there will be some skeptics out there, but I have a feeling they’ll feel differently after listening. It’s all about good energy! I highly recommend taking their crystal test on their site to see which stones you’re drawn to – they may just help you through your next challenge. (And if you feel called to do so, I would love it if you shared which ones you chose and what they mean!)

 

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Question Highlights:

  • How did you both start out on this journey?
  • Who do you typically give the amethyst stone to?
  • When did you realize there was something there for you with crystals? What made you dive deeper?
  • Do you keep different crystals throughout your house or through different times?
  • What was the main reason you decided to write your book, Crystal Muse?
  • How does energy alignment with the moon relate to crystals?
  • Do you have any rituals in your book that help people feel grounded or rooted when they’re at a tipping point?
  • What is the most exciting thing that’s coming up for you with your book release?

 

In This Episode We Talk about:

  • How Heather and Timmi first met and their backgrounds before founding Energy Muse
  • How energies/stones resonate with people differently
  • The innocence of picking a crystal for the first time
  • The shift that took place when Heather gave Timmi a prosperity necklace
  • How crystals can help us feel and serve as a reminder to slow down
  • Energy Muse’s internal challenge to pick one stone and work with it for 21 days
  • Their new book, Crystal Muse, and why it’s a book of secrets that offers rituals done in 11 minutes or less to render results
  • Emotional moon in Scorpio
  • Why humans are looking to reconnect with each other more than ever
  • What it means to “energetically cut the cord”
  • And so much more…

 

Quotes

“When you feel, you start healing.”

 

“The more I stopped and slowed down, the more my life moved forward.”

 

“There are so many juicy concepts and conversations that one stone can help you evolve into and unearth.”

 

“The beauty of finding out who you are and where you are at that time is powerful.”

 

“The more we plug into the light right now, the more we are going to be able to get out of the chaos and confusion.”

 

“We, the people, are the bridge between the worlds – the earth and the sky.”

 

“You’re going to feel the pain, but it doesn’t have to last forever.”

 

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Having known one another since the age of six, Energy Muse co-founders, Heather Askinosie and Timmi Jandro are each other’s yin to their yang. Heather Askinosie is a leading influencer on the power of crystals, Feng Shui, and holistic healing. For over 25 years, she has had the privilege of studying with the best healers from all over the world, who have passed down ancient teachings on how to utilize energy technology. In 2000, Heather co-founded Energy Muse with business partner Timmi Jandro. Timmi’s background in sales and operations, making them a dynamic duo in this industry. Energy Muse is a conscious lifestyle brand, providing tools of empowerment, inspiration, and hope in the tangible form of jewelry and crystals. Together, Heather and Timmi are helping people reconnect with the energy of the Earth to align with their highest self, realize their true calling, and tap into their own personal magnificence.

Resources:

EnergyMuse.com

IG: @energymuse

 

Get their book, Crystal Muse here!

 Check out my website at loriharder.com. Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook.

Jun 7, 2018

 

I’m in New York this week having just wrapped up my stop in Boston for the book tour and it was another magical night. It’s so great having conversations with other women – especially those who have or are reading the book and are looking to connect with other women, too! It’s also super interesting to see what common questions are popping up between book tour stops.

 

One common theme that’s coming up, both at the book events and online, is how people are afraid to take leaps and try new things – they feel stuck. Personally, I know I’m wasting time when I start asking myself a lot of questions and stop taking action. All of the what if’s, stalling and procrastination – anything to prevent me from doing anything that might bring me some sort of pain. Does that sound familiar to you at all?

 

“We get stuck focusing on the pain instead of the motivation.”

 

But here’s the thing (and I have to remind myself of this daily), we don’t come out of the womb knowing what to do. Take riding a bike… can you imagine if as a child, we just kept thinking about the pain of the fall, scraping our knees or bumping our heads? We would have never ditched those training wheels! Instead, we imagined how free it would feel to cruise around.

 

So, take back your power. Quit focusing on the fall. Focus on the freedom. And don’t look back.

 

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In This Episode Lori talks about:

 

  • Why people feel like they’re “stuck”
  • Taking back your power
  • Why we need stop focusing on the pain and focus on the good

 

Resources:

 

Go to ATribeCalledBliss.com to find out the latest on Lori’s book tour and join the world’s biggest tribe book club

 

A Tribe Called Bliss by Lori Harder

Now available at loriharder.com/amazon or ATribeCalledBliss.com

 

Join me on the A Tribe Called Bliss Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1571018952966750/

 

Check out my website at loriharder.com. Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook.

Jun 4, 2018

 

I am utterly fascinated at the diverse background of today’s guest and fellow podcaster, Luke Storey. With a journey that began as a high school dropout, Luke has hit career stops along the way as a musician, fashion stylist and now health and wellness podcaster. I honestly wish we would have had more time to delve into each avenue of his journey, but we were able to touch on so many inspiring topics the led him through each one.

 

A self-professed work in progress, I love that Luke focuses on staying teachable. He’s not afraid to examine each aspect of his life to find out what’s in alignment and what isn’t in order to live in his highest purpose day in and day out. Luke has committed to maintaining a balance of talent and passion, but that often means keeping his ego in check.

 

Tune in to hear how Luke manages to keep just the right level of humility without sacrificing his gifts or self-worth – all while staying true to who he is. This was such an insightful episode – I cannot wait to hear what you took away from it, too!

 

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Question Highlights:

  • What brought you to do what you’re doing now?
  • What did the journey feel like when you discovered that living in your potential soothes you?
  • What were some of the biggest things you pulled from each of your career stops?
  • What does it look like, on a daily basis, when you’re working through something while also being humble and still being fully you?
  • How can you practice being in a relationship when you’re not in a relationship?
  • What are you most excited about?

 

In This Episode We Talk about:

  • Luke’s diverse background in music, fashion, speaking, health and wellness and how it led him to the present moment
  • The balance of talent and passion
  • How Luke got his start in fashion styling
  • Living in different purposes throughout one’s life
  • The need for significance and one’s interpretation of humility
  • Integrating the ego with one’s endeavors and work
  • Not attaching worth to one’s gifts
  • The importance of staying teachable
  • The pursuit of pleasure
  • How Luke is getting clear on who he is and what he has to offer
  • Relationships – romantic and platonic
  • Gratitude work
  • And so much more…

 

Quotes

“Once you figure any area of your life out and get some help, the only key to true fulfillment is passing that on to other people and living a life of service.”

 

“It’s owning that I’ve worked my ass off and learned a lot, but there’s also plenty left to learn.”

 

“Don’t believe everything you think.”

 

“Build a relationship with whatever it is that makes your heart beat all day, every day.”

 

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Luke Storey is a former celebrity fashion stylist and entrepreneur, public speaker, podcaster, and lifestyle design coach who has spent the past 21 years relentlessly searching the world over to design the ultimate lifestyle through his extensive, personal research and development.

Using The Life Stylist Podcast as his delivery platform, Luke continues to share his strategies for healing, happiness, and high-performance living each week so that listeners can use this knowledge to design their ultimate lifestyle. 

The Life Stylist Podcast features the biggest experts in the fields of health, spirituality, and personal development. Past guests have included experts like Dave Asprey, David Wolfe, Sharon Salzberg, John Gray, Neil Strauss, Russell Simmons, and Daniel Vitalis.

Luke’s show covers an ever-expanding range of topics including sex and relationships, yoga, meditation, smart drugs, health myths and medical conspiracies, spirituality, food and supplementation, herbalism, alternative medicine, and biohacking technologies and tactics.

As a public speaker, Luke has appeared on stage with current thought leaders such as Marianne Williamson, Tim Ferris, and Neil Strauss. He is known for his raw, down to earth delivery, and ability to excite minds, and open hearts.

Luke currently works one on one with private clients and continues to act as Founder and CEO at School of Style, the world’s most prominent school for fashion stylists, which he founded in 2008.

Resources:

LukeStorey.com

IG: @lukestorey

The Life Stylist Podcast

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-life-stylist-podcast/id1121467751?mt=2

Check out my website at loriharder.com. Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook.

May 31, 2018

 

You’ve likely heard it before, but I’ll say it again… This thing called life can be so, so challenging. With lots of new situations popping up for me and speaking to audiences that I normally wouldn’t talk to, I’ve determined that getting through it all has to do with mastering my mindset.

 

Because when you put yourself out there in a new and vulnerable way, you’re not going to be supported by everyone. You’re going to have those people who judge you or say unkind things to you because you’ve “changed” or perhaps it’s someone who wishes they were doing what you’re doing. Always remember that it’s not about you – it’s them.

 

“The more you shift into the person you know you were meant to be, the more you change.”

 

When we allow fear or the opinions of others to get into our head, we are stopping ourselves from living the life we were meant to live. It’s a choice to tune into the small minds or let them fall away. I’m not saying they won’t affect you at times, but you must always return to that place of love and happiness within yourself.

 

Decide what matters and whose opinions are valuable to you. Personally, when I am living in my authentic power and truth, nothing else matters besides what my Creator and my family think (in that order).

 

“We are radically responsible for our own energy.”

 

So, determine what brings you back to that place of love and happiness – in all you do. I find that I’m able to drown out of the noise by bringing in more good (creating, dancing, writing surfing etc.). What helps you?

 

Whatever it is, know that we need you to show up in whatever makes you unique. Don’t let anyone else try to tell you different. YOU get to live this life exactly the way your Creator intended and that is pure bliss.

 

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In This Episode Lori talks about:

 

  • Mastering your mindset
  • Determining what and whose opinions matter to you
  • Living the life you were created to live

 

Resources:

 

Go to ATribeCalledBliss.com to find out the latest on Lori’s book tour and join the world’s biggest tribe book club

 

A Tribe Called Bliss by Lori Harder

Now available at loriharder.com/amazon or ATribeCalledBliss.com

 

Join me on the A Tribe Called Bliss Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1571018952966750/

 

 

 

Check out my website at loriharder.com. Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook.

May 28, 2018

 

Have you ever had one of those conversations that happened right when you needed it? Well, let’s just say that my chat with today’s guest, Sarah Centrella, was divinely timed. I always say that my podcast was created so I could selfishly get advice for myself, and this episode delivered.

 

About 10 years ago, Sarah was a stay-at-home mom, married to her high school sweetheart with 3 kids. She thought she and her husband were building this picture-perfect life, but the market turned and she discovered her husband was cheating on her. It was in this moment, broke and divorced, that her life as she knew it changed.

 

As one could expect, Sarah was shell-shocked. But when the dust settled a bit, she came to the realization that she was in control and had the power to decide who she was going to be. An avid fan of Oprah (who isn’t?), she decided to try a vision board after seeing it on her show. Little did Sarah know that 1.5 years later, her vision board would come to life.

 

Realizing that it was no coincidence that her vision board and life matched, she created another and watched those things come to fruition as well. Seeing a trend, Sarah interviewed several people to hear their success stories and discovered that there were eight common steps – regardless of the highs and lows – between all of them.

 

Today, Sarah uses this 8-step plan to help everyone – whether it’s a live coaching appearance or in her book, Hustle Believe Receive – create and manifest the life of their dreams. She encourages action on a daily basis to keep moving that needle toward your end goal/vision.

 

I loved our talk so much as it’s a great reminder to myself that no one is perfect and we all question our path and struggle from time to time. If you’re frustrated with where you’re at with your dreams, be sure to listen to get an instant pick-me-up! Enjoy!    

 

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Question Highlights:

  • Where did your story begin?
  • What did the journey look like following that sliver of hope?
  • How did you create your vision board, what were the tools around it and how did you use it?
  • What made your vision board life happen?
  • Do you do something daily to get into that mindset?
  • Do you find that some people are afraid to dream or think bigger when it comes to vision boards?
  • Can you share what the 8-Step manifestation process looks like?
  • Where does step 6 (Do it – Hustle) come from?
  • What is the “Live it” step about?

 

In This Episode We Talk about:

  • Where Sarah’s story started
  • What moment marked the end of her life as she knew it
  • When and how Sarah came to create her first vision board
  • How Sarah brought her vision board to life
  • Why we must focus on the life (not the things) we want
  • The importance of linking feelings to the images on your vision boards
  • Using Pinterest to find your vision board images
  • Getting present and resetting when necessary
  • Making your vision so clear that you never give up
  • The 8 steps to create and manifest your dreams
  • “Throwing spaghetti at the wall” to see what sticks/works
  • Sarah’s book Hustle Believe Receive
  • And so much more…

 

Quotes

“I had to decide who I was going to be.”

 

“It can get better; it’s in my control.”

 

“I have always focused on experiences, not things.”

 

“If you don’t have a clear vision of where you want to go and if you’re not excited, at the very first obstacle you’ll say, ‘peace!’”

 

“The hustle is what you do on a daily basis.”

 

“Stop blocking and manifest.”

 

“There will always be a next level in your journey.”

 

“If you stop bitching, your life will change.”

 

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Best-Selling Author | Master Coach  Vision Board & Manifesting Expert

Sarah Centrella is the author of the #1 best-selling self-help book Hustle Believe Receive An 8 Step Plan to Changing Your Life and Living Your Dream.

Centrella is known as the premier vision board expert and original Manifesting Gangsta! Her new book of the same title will be released in early 2019. 

As a master life coach, she’s worked with professional athletes in the NBA and NFL, WAGS and thousands of people from around the world, helping them manifest their dreams.

She regularly delivers keynote speeches and leads workshops for clients such as: Pinterest, Nike, BMW, Xerox, Morgan Stanley, NBA Wives Association and she is a national spokesperson for the American Red Cross.

Sarah has been featured by ABC NEWS, The Steve Harvey Show, The New York Times, OK! Magazine, The Oregonian, Yahoo News, Good Morning America and many others.

 Centrella is also a contributor for several major sites including: Elite Daily, Mindvalley, Thrive and Huffington Post.

Resources:

SarahCentrella.com

IG: @sarahcentrella

Hustle Believe Receive: An 8-Step Plan to Changing Your Life and Living Your Dream

by Sarah Centrella

 

Check out my website at loriharder.com. Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook.

May 24, 2018

I cannot tell you how surreal and exciting it all still feels to see so many of you building your tribes and sharing your takeaways, stories and photos with me about A Tribe Called Bliss (ATCB). I think I have a bruise from regularly pinching myself to confirm that this is indeed still real life. ;)

 

One common theme I’m seeing so far among my ATCB readers is how it’s giving you permission in all areas of your lives. Permission to do the things you want to do. Permission to be fully you. Permission to forgive yourself. Permission to have the conversations you need to have. Most importantly, it’s giving you permission to release the old stories about yourself that simply aren’t true.

 

Witnessing this has also spurred me to find areas where I can give myself a bit more permission in my own life. Because lately, I’ve had to accept that I’m just not going to be on top of everything and things are going to slip through the cracks. Book tours are no joke. It takes a whole other level of energy and time management… and saying no. And in order to do this, I’ve had to give myself a whole lot of self-love and grace.

 

“We’ll never get to where we want to go without massive grace and love.”

 

It’s times like this when we need to ensure we’re creating fierce boundaries and focus on saying no. Saying no can be so hard, but it is imperative for self-preservation during our busy seasons. Otherwise, our “good” may never turn into our “great.”

 

“Give yourself space for the true, authentic gifts to come through.”

 

Thank you all again so much for your support of me and my book. I know this is a recurring ask, but if you love the message of this episode or of ATCB, please share with a friend or leave a review so we can reach our goal of 1 million tribes!

 

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In This Episode Lori talks about:

 

  • Giving yourself permission in all areas of life
  • Creative boundaries and saying no
  • A Tribe Called Bliss

 

Resources:

 

Go to ATribeCalledBliss.com to find out the latest on Lori’s book tour and join the world’s biggest tribe book club

 

A Tribe Called Bliss by Lori Harder

Now available at loriharder.com/amazon or ATribeCalledBliss.com

 

Join me on the A Tribe Called Bliss Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1571018952966750/

 

Check out my website at loriharder.com. Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook.

May 21, 2018

I am so thrilled to have my soul sister, Danette May, back on the show today. Not only was she the one that initially introduced me to the idea of a mastermind (hello, A Tribe Called Bliss!), but she’s one of the most authentic people I know. If you want to hear more about her story, please be sure to check out the resources for our previous episode (her journey thus far is incredible).

 

Today, we’re talking about her upcoming event, The Rise, and how it helps women make authentic connections by allowing them to be their authentic selves. Danette shares so many soul-shaking experiences and insights – all focused again on connecting with yourself to step into your highest purpose. Her wisdom is so relatable and I honestly could listen to her all day long.

 

I hope you enjoy our conversation and hopefully, we’ll both get to see you at her event in October (details in the Resources section).

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Question Highlights:

  • What made you want to host The Rise event?
  • Where did you come from – when did your soul speak to you, what did life look like and when did you first take action?
  • Why did your soul sign up for this event?
  • When you think of your event, what are some of the things you want to have at the event?
  • What can you tell those who are feeling called to go?
  • What does it mean to see yourself?
  • If you had to name three things that you think makes someone transform, what would they be?
  • What has having a female connection in your life done for you?
  • Why do events have the capability to shift your world?
  • What is something you want people to know about the work you’re doing with The Rise?

 

In This Episode We Talk about:

  • Connecting authentically with others by being authentically you
  • What Danette did when fear hit her surrounding The Rise event
  • Soul contracts
  • The cellular remembering of your power
  • What happens when you don’t listen to your soul
  • Showing up so you can see yourself
  • Speaking the truth to your soul
  • The power of events
  • What true, raw sisterhood means to Danette
  • What Lori will be performing at The Rise event
  • And so much more…

 

Quotes

“If you’re not unraveling, you’re not growing.”

 

“Movement is like cleaning out the cobwebs of your soul.”

 

“You get to choose your environment.”

 

“If I can love myself and get into my own radical self-acceptance, I’ve got a best friend for life.”

 

“Your self-love is your biggest work.”

 

“Rise within so you can rise up.”

 

“You get to be happy just because you exist.”

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Danette May is a motivational speaker, #1 best-selling author of seven health and women empowerment books, celebrity trainer, and mother. Danette is the founder of Mindful Health, LLC, a platform that reaches hundreds of thousands of women around the world. Danette stars in some of the top-selling fitness DVDs sold worldwide, is a top magazine\ model, and a frequent guest on national TV, Access Hollywood, Hallmark Home and Family, CBS, among others.

Danette has a deep passion for peeling back the layers of women’s light and empowerment through healing foods, healing movement and a healing mindset. She loves transforming hundreds of thousands of women around the world by helping them gain the knowledge and inspiration to love the bodies they LIVE in and love the LIFE they live!

Resources:

TheRiseDenver.com

The Rise Event • Denver, CO • October 13-14, 2018

IG: @thedanettemay

Danette’s last episode on Earn Your Happy - Episode 20: 3 Life Lessons to Create Big Shifts

Check out my website at loriharder.com. Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook.

May 17, 2018

I am still feeling the energy of my first book tour stop last night at Wanderlust in West Hollywood. I can’t even begin to describe the energy that filled that room. And if you were there last night, thank you so much for being there and for supporting me and my book. The event was proof that this book really is creating a new way to connect, support and see each other and ourselves in a whole new light.

 

Can I tell you a crazy story about this particular venue? Four years ago, before this book was even a glimmer in my eye, I was there for Gabrielle Bernstein’s Spirit Junkie book launch. I had a lot of fear going into this event, and felt as though I wasn’t “good enough” to hang around this group of people – but I remember also being super excited and happy to be there. Long story short, it was amazing and I found myself sitting on the floor and dreaming of the day I held my own book launch event there. Let’s just say it’s quite clear that manifestation works!

 

This book tour stop (and I anticipate all the others will feel the same way) reaffirmed that all women are looking for deeper connections with female friends. People are done with the games of jealousy, comparison and fear, and are ready to create authentic connections. Everyone is eager to take their relationships from superficial to deep in order to create the safety net we all so desperately need.

 

I hope I get to see you at one of my upcoming stops for even more magical connections! And regardless if you’re able to attend, if you love my book or this podcast and feel called to do so, I would be so grateful if you shared my book with other women. My goal is still a million tribes and I can’t do it without you!

 

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In This Episode Lori talks about:

 

  • The new way of connecting, supporting and seeing each other and ourselves
  • The safety net that having a tribe provides
  • A Tribe Called Bliss

 

Resources:

Go to ATribeCalledBliss.com to find out the latest on Lori’s book tour and join the world’s biggest tribe book club

A Tribe Called Bliss by Lori Harder

Now available at loriharder.com/amazon or ATribeCalledBliss.com

 

Join me on the A Tribe Called Bliss Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1571018952966750/ 

Check out my website at loriharder.com. Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook.

May 14, 2018

I am in awe when it comes to the resilience of the human spirit and body, and today’s guest, Tara Mackey, just reaffirms my belief. With a tumultuous childhood that lead to a drug prescription at the young age of 13 subsequent prescriptions thereafter, it’s not surprising that Tara once came close to ending her own life. However, seven years ago, she finally realized that the help she sought didn’t come in an orange bottle or from the people who she’d allowed into her life. She knew the drugs (and diagnoses) were holding her back and as a result, she quit all 14 drugs cold-turkey (she doesn’t advise this method) and hasn’t looked back since.

 

Tara now takes pride in educating others to get off drugs and even more in helping people recognize what’s holding them back and then guiding them to create new habits that propel them forward. I resonate so deeply with Tara’s message as she also truly believes that we all are put on this planet with a purpose. And once we’re able to pinpoint the habits that are holding us back we can then create replacement habits and finally tap into our own intuition and purpose. Tara’s new book, “WILD Habits,” even walks you through the steps to do just that.

 

I think everyone will relate on some level to this episode and I can’t wait to hear all of the takeaways from this episode and her soon-to-be-released book.

 

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Question Highlights:

  • What do you do now and how did you get started on that path?
  • At what point did your intuition start talking to you and tell you to do something different?
  • What were some of the most influential experiences in your life that got you to those moments?
  • Can you explain what you mean when you say “numb?”
  • What do you share with people around what it really looks like when you step into the journey of your purpose?
  • Growing up, were there influences in your life that sparked a feeling of purpose and reminded you of who you were?
  • What were some of your labels and how did you get over them?
  • Do you have any labels now that have come with success that hold you up to some expectation?
  • How do we change out our habits and what does that look like?
  • How do we begin to make the space to follow the WILD Method steps?
  • What was your focus for energy in your book?
  • Do you believe everyone on the planet has a purpose?

 

In This Episode We Talk about:

  • How Tara got off drugs and now helps educate people to do the same
  • How Tara helps people recognize what’s holding them back and then create new habits that propel them forward
  • Why harmful habits are all distractions from your true purpose
  • The importance of recognizing what you’re using to numb out
  • Labels
  • How drugs impact your labels and your behavior
  • Why it’s OK to change and grow all the time
  • Tara’s WILD Method
  • Listening to your intuition
  • The mind/body connection
  • The importance of movement
  • What toxicity in all forms looks like
  • Why it’s important to step away from judgment and criticism
  • How social media distracts us from our true purpose
  • Figuring out what to put your energy toward
  • And so much more…

 

Quotes

“I wanted help but help hadn’t come in the form of orange bottles or the people that I had let in.”

 

“We numb because we’re afraid of living up to our full potential.”

 

“Focus on adding up the moments that bring us joy because that brings us closer to who we truly are.”

 

“People will know you as whatever you do in that moment.”

 

“It’s not weird that you’re changing and growing all the time.”

 

“If you’re not moving your body other things get stagnant.”

 

“Become more conscious of why you’re doing what you’re doing.”

 

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Tara Mackey is the best-selling author of Cured by Nature, a soul singer and global motivational speaker. She is the Founder and CEO of The Organic Life, recognized as one of the Healthiest Companies of the Year. Tara has been honored as Woman of the Year and named one of San Diego’s Most Admired CEOs of 2017. Mackey travels the world as an activist, inspiring people to make bold and brave moves, take actions to live their dreams and create a more sustainable and empowered world.

 

Her next book, WILD Habits: Unlock Your Mind, Improve Your Health and Release Your True Power (SelectBooks, Inc. May 8, 2018) shares all of the specific mental practices and natural home remedies Tara uses in her own life for a healthy spirit, mind, and body.

 

Tara studied biology and worked as an MLT at Cornell before moving to California in 2011 to pursue her passions in health, acting and music. Tara began her blog and company, The Organic Life, in 2012 to share her wellness journey. Mackey’s bohemian spirit, talent and drive has generated a booming, engaged and inspired following. After receiving inquiries from

her devoted followers for her picks for organic and healthy skincare products, Tara launched Genetix in November 2017.

 

Tara’s work, journey and life has been featured by Forbes, Teen Vogue, Glamour Magazine, Yoga Digest, Byrdie, Readers Digest, Woman’s Day, ABC, Fox, The CW, PIX, MSN, Mental Floss, San Diego Business Journal, Essence Magazine, Travel & Leisure Magazine, Well + Good, Livestrong, Brides Magazine and many more.

Resources:

http://theorganiclifeblog.com/

IG: @taramackey

 

WILD Habits by Tara Mackey

Check out my website at loriharder.com. Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook.

May 10, 2018

 

The day is finally here! My book is officially out as of yesterday and honestly, I just don’t have the words to describe all the emotions I’m going through. This is definitely the best I’ve ever felt, but there certainly were days where things definitely felt challenging. But let me tell you, everything I’ve went through to get to this point was worth it!

 

So today, I have a simple message and it’s that we can’t fully experience the good of anything without enduring the challenging or dark moments. This is why when we reach where we want to go – wherever that is – that we really take time to feel GOOD and celebrate it!

 

When we know there’s always going to be a balance of dark and light or good and bad, we can begin to look forward to each and every day. Stop resisting or avoiding the things that make you heart sing and just go for it – regardless of the outcome. This is how our soul wants us to show up in the world (and everyone else wants to see it, too).

 

“Your joy elevates the world.”

 

So take a minute and really reflect, what are you holding onto that’s blocking the things you desire? Now, take a moment and figure out one small step that will help you toward it. Better yet, tell a friend or your tribe of women who support you.

 

Speaking of tribe… have you gotten my book yet? If you have, I would love if you shared with me what resonated with you (so far). Also, in order to reach my goal of ONE MILLION tribes, if you feel called to do so, it would help so much if you could rate and review the book online so more women find it and create their own tribes as well. And if you haven’t gotten the book, no worries, you can still get a copy at a bookstore near you or by visiting one of the links in the Resources section.

 

 

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In This Episode Lori talks about:

 

  • The dichotomy of dark and light and why we need it
  • Why the most important relationship you have is with yourself
  • A Tribe Called Bliss

 

Resources:

 

Go to ATribeCalledBliss.com to find out the latest on Lori’s book tour and join the world’s biggest tribe book club

 

A Tribe Called Bliss by Lori Harder

Now available at loriharder.com/amazon or ATribeCalledBliss.com

 

Join me on the A Tribe Called Bliss Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1571018952966750/

 

Check out my website at loriharder.com. Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook.

May 7, 2018

Today is an extra special interview with my husband, Chris, as he’s interviewing me on MY book, A Tribe Called Bliss. And it releases officially tomorrow, May 8! Gah! I am so excited! So many of you have already gotten your copy and I cannot wait to see it in the hands of a million more (manifesting!).

Chris asks me questions today all about the book – why I wrote it, who it’s for and how it can help you get your message out in the world with the help of a supportive tribe.

I cannot wait to see the ripple effect this book creates as I truly believe that it will be a new way for women to support each other (and themselves at the same time) in all that they do.

 

Thank you all so much for your support! If you buy the book and love it, it would mean so much to me if you would write a review, share and/or gift the book to someone else. Cannot wait to hear all the epic tribe-building stories – so please be sure to share them and tag me @LoriHarder on IG!

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Question Highlights:

  • Why did you write A Tribe Called Bliss?
  • How did you write this book with your background/upbringing?
  • Who is this book for?
  • How did you get yourself in the position to tell your personal stories?
  • Could you have written this book had you not mastered tribe?
  • Who are some of the people in your tribe that got you through?
  • Will this book help people find their tribes?
  • What effect has tribe had on your earning power?
  • Can people make more money if they create a tribe like you?
  • What are you most excited about with your book release?

 

In This Episode We Talk about:

  • Lori’s book-writing journey – how and why she wrote A Tribe Called Bliss
  • Why this book is for anyone in any type of relationship
  • Becoming the person that will attract your desired tribe
  • Clearing your stories
  • How tribe takes you from transition to transcending in a fun and accelerated way
  • Lori’s tribe/mastermind and how they’ve supported her (and vice versa)
  • How tribe opens up a new dialogue between women
  • Why you need more than just a partner to talk to
  • How tribe and wealth go hand in hand
  • Tribe and philanthropy
  • How tribe pays you back – both financially and personally
  • And so much more…

 

Quotes

“You’re not going to get where you want to go without trying and failing.”

 

“If you want more you’ve got to learn how to show up more unapologetically you.”

 

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Resources:

ATribeCalledBliss.com

  • Special Training on The 7 Sacred Agreements with purchase of the book for a limited time. Upload a screenshot of receipt (scroll toward the bottom of the page or Click Here) and you will receive access to the training.
  • Buy A Tribe Called Bliss (releases May 8)
  • Find out the latest on Lori’s book tour and join the world’s biggest tribe book club

A Tribe Called Bliss by Lori Harder

Available at loriharder.com/amazon

Join me on the A Tribe Called Bliss Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1571018952966750/

Check out my website at loriharder.com. Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook.

May 3, 2018

Wow, we are less than a week away from the release of my book and I am so freaking excited – I can’t take it! And I cannot thank all of you – my supportive tribe – enough for your support so far. So many of my sisters have gone above and beyond to support me and my book, and in return, I’m trying to do the exact same for them by sharing their passions – books, podcasts etc. I’m a firm believer in bringing awareness to ALL women because that’s exactly what my book is about. Imagine what this world would look like with countless women supporting each other. Hello, energetic boomerang!

 

Today I’m sharing yet another excerpt from my book and this section, called Soul Talk, is all about really listening to what our soul wants and helping us step into our highest purpose.

 

“I want to clarify right now that even when you are listening to your soul it won’t always feel good at first. The difference is, when it’s a soul-guided decision, it will feel aligned and ultimately guide you to your bliss.”

 

Because this isn’t always the easiest task, my book walks you through how to tune in and really listen to your soul. It will help you move through what you’re going through – no matter what it is – and help you step into who you truly are.

 

I hope you’ve been enjoying the sneak peeks of the book and cannot wait for you to have it in your hands. I seriously have the best audience and your support means the world to me. If you feel called to help me get my book’s message out even more, please share this podcast with others. Much love to you all!

 

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In This Episode Lori talks about:

 

  • Bringing awareness to and supporting other women
  • Making soul-guided decisions to guide you to your bliss
  • A Tribe Called Bliss Book Club

 

Resources:

 

Go to ATribeCalledBliss.com to find out the latest on Lori’s book tour and join the world’s biggest tribe book club

 

A Tribe Called Bliss by Lori Harder

Now available for pre-order at loriharder.com/amazon

 

Join me on the A Tribe Called Bliss Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1571018952966750/

 

Check out my website at loriharder.com. Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook.

Apr 30, 2018

 

Take a peek at Mel Wells’ Instagram feed and you’ll see instantly why I love talking with her and following her amazing journey of self-love. As an actress at 18 on a UK soap opera, Mel was exposed early on to the pressures of the performing arts world and keeping a “thin” figure. This pressure eventually led to eating disorder behavior and she remained in that self-described black hole for seven years.

 

Shortly after that time, she left that world, rediscovered her self-worth and rewrote her mindset. She now helps other women get out of the diet culture and change their relationship with food and their bodies. Because as Mel describes, by healing our relationships with food we can also change our relationships with our souls.

 

As a person who’s struggled with my relationship with food and my body, I related on all fronts of Mel’s messages. There really is a parallel between healing that relationship and using that same knowledge in all areas of your life. It ultimately comes down to loving yourself and giving yourself freedom. This was such a heartfelt conversation and I can’t wait to hear what you resonated with the most.

 

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Question Highlights:

  • What got you started on your path?
  • What was it that finally broke the cycle for you?
  • What do you tell someone who feels stuck?
  • How do you calm those fight or flight thoughts?
  • When you get psychological cravings what can you do?
  • What does it actually look like when you support other women?
  • What does being authentic mean for you in your life?
  • What are some tools you’re relying on to get you through your recent move?
  • What journey do you want to take women on at your Self Love Summit?
  • Did you have any limiting beliefs around creating relationships with women?
  • Tell me about your new book, Hungry for More.

 

In This Episode We Talk about:

  • How Mel healed her relationship with food and her body (and soul)
  • Connecting to your bigger vision
  • Choosing movement that feels good and isn’t a punishment
  • Trusting your body and that it wants you to live a healthy life
  • What to do when you get psychological cravings – that aren’t hunger related
  • Pursuing a fulfilled life
  • Being in integrity with your values
  • Letting go of old beliefs and obtaining new ones
  • The inevitability of change and growth
  • Mel’s TedXTalk and how she reframed her disappointment when they couldn’t publish it online due to audio difficulties
  • The importance of sharing the things that go wrong
  • And so much more…

 

Quotes

“When you’re able to trust your body’s natural intuition it helps you tune in with your soul’s intuition.”

 

“If we want to feel free, then freedom is what we have to choose.”

 

“Choosing more control won’t get you more freedom.”

 

“The more I love myself, the more I’m able to lift other women up and genuinely mean it from the heart.”

 

“Be willing to take the masks off and just be completely comfortable with who you are and where you’re at.”

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Mel Wells is a Certified Health Coach, Eating Psychology Coach, International Speaker and Bestselling Author of widely acclaimed, ‘The Goddess Revolution: Make Peace With Food, Love Your Body and Reclaim Your Life’, hailed by OK! magazine, 'the new body bible for women'.

She is Hay House’s youngest author and is a leading women’s expert in her field. Mel dedicates her time to helping women worldwide ditch dieting for good, make peace with food and love their healthy bodies. Mel coaches’ women through her popular online Academy, and luxury Goddess Retreats held in Bali, Thailand and the UK.

 

Mel empowers women to stop fad diets and challenges their entire belief system around food and their bodies, by working on the relationship they have with themselves.

 

Mel has been featured in Forbes Under 30, Women's Health, Cosmopolitan, The Independent and has been voted No. 1 Young Female Entrepreneur to Watch in the UK by About Time Magazine. She made her TEDx debut in Switzerland last December.

 

Her next book, “Hungry For More,” encourages women to nourish their soul cravings, feed their dreams and live truly fulfilled lives. “Hungry For More”, published by Hay House is due for release Summer 2018.

Resources:

Melwells.com

IG: @iammelwells 

Hungry for More by Mel Wells

Check out my website at loriharder.com. Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook.

Apr 26, 2018

 

As I said before, I’m sharing excerpts from A Tribe Called Bliss up until the release of it and today I’m reading a section called, “There’s Got to Be More.” And it’s all about confronting the thing(s) that are in the way of living in your purpose. It was a perfect part to call out as I practiced exactly what I talked about, and I experienced a new level of clarity as a result.

 

“The things we need to confront will not stop eating at us until we confront them or live in our purpose.”

 

From the start of publishing my book, I knew I had a responsibility to share/address some things with my family before it came out in regard to my feelings. So I set an intention to have a conversation with my mom and come from the most loving, compassionate place and do my best not to hurt her or any other family member in the process.

 

Great news – the call was a success and we were able to clear the energy and open up opportunities for something deeper. Why do I share this? Because I’m on a path to share what’s helping me in the moment – and today was one of those moments. It’s not always easy, but that’s what you get from my quickies – real, raw and vulnerable. All in the hopes that it helps you and helps you step into your purpose.

 

Cannot wait to see you on the book tour or in our book club!

 

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In This Episode Lori talks about:

 

  • Confronting people or issues that are in the way of living in your purpose
  • A Tribe Called Bliss Book Club
  • Lori’s new book, A Tribe Called Bliss

 

Resources:

 

Go to ATribeCalledBliss.com to find out the latest on Lori’s book tour.

First stop: May 15 • Los Angeles at Wanderlust Hollywood

 

A Tribe Called Bliss by Lori Harder

Now available for pre-order at loriharder.com/amazon 

Join me on the A Tribe Called Bliss Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1571018952966750/

 

Check out my website at loriharder.com. Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook.

Apr 23, 2018

 

A few months ago, I had the honor of being a guest on Cathy Heller’s podcast, Don’t Keep Your Day Job, and I am thrilled that I get to have her on mine. Not only could I talk to her for hours and hours, but she has an incredible story that I know so many of you will resonate with. 

From early on, Cathy knew she was meant for more and sought to find her purpose in the world (she admits there were multiple attempts). She changed her major to World Religions to truly find out if there was “more,” and ended up taking a life-changing three-year trip to Jerusalem. After returning, Cathy moved to L.A. to see if she could make a career out of her love for singing and music. It took a lot of work, but she eventually landed a record deal. Unfortunately, her record label dropped her before it even had a chance to release. Feeling defeated at first, she bailed on the music and landed herself other “practical” jobs ranging from real estate and casting to floral and interior design. None of these fulfilled her though and she set out determined to find other ways to make money singing and songwriting – and help others at the same time.

 

Fast-forward to today and you’ve likely heard Cathy’s songs on your favorite TV shows, ads and more. She cracked the code to making money while fulfilling her purpose and now helps others do the same. In the past year, Cathy has taken it to another level as well by creating her podcast, which takes her knowledge and easily parallels it to anyone else’s passion project.

 

Cathy keeps it real and is the first to say that no one wants to see perfect – they want authenticity. Once you listen, I know you’ll agree. Tune in to hear all the goodness Cathy shares with us. I know that you’ll wrap up your listening session feeling just a little lighter and like you’re one small step closer to stepping into your purpose.

 

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Question Highlights:

  • Can you tell us a bit about your background and your journey that led you to where you are now?
  • What pulled you to keep going through the various stage of your career/life?
  • How do we get people involved and excited?
  • Outreach leads to some of the same questions when it comes to content too, right?
  • What do you say to someone who struggles with perfection?

 

In This Episode We Talk about:

  • Cathy’s life and career journey that led her to where she is today
  • The many attempts made by Cathy to find her purpose – record deals, real estate, interior design etc.
  • The online course Cathy created to teach others how to license their songs to TV and film
  • How Cathy transitioned her knowledge to the podcast platform
  • The difference between a hobby and business
  • Finding your audience and who you’re creating things for
  • How you can make a living by doing four specific things
  • Why outreach and the value you can add is important
  • Creating content
  • Authenticity
  • Why we must be willing to be uncomfortable
  • Consistency and showing up
  • And so much more…

 

Quotes

“The mind likes to suffer, but I don’t need to.”

 

“The opposite of depression is purpose.”

 

“Success without meaning or fulfillment is an ultimate failing.”

 

“What makes any business works is radical empathy.”

 

“Vulnerability is the most powerful tool anyone has.”

 

“Wherever you are, there’s something you have that you can help somebody with.”

 

“We are all in beta – no one has it together.”

 

“Be willing to be a mess and do it anyway.”

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Cathy Heller is a fire hose of inspiration. She’s the host of the popular podcast, Don’t Keep Your Day Job, and was recently given the No. 1 spot on iTunes show recommendation list for the New Year. Each week, Cathy encourages thousands and thousands of listeners to find more purpose in their life and get paid to do what they love full time. She started out as a singer/songwriter and found success licensing her music to TV, film and ads. Quickly she became a stand-out in her field and was featured in magazines like Billboard, Variety and the LA Weekly. She started teaching online courses to artists which were quite successful and she’s been asked to speak at Podcast Movement, Social Media Worldwide, UCLA, Berklee School of Music, The Grammy Museum and the Billboard Film/TV Conference.
 
Since starting her podcast, Cathy’s show has been mentioned in the NY Times and Inc. Magazine’s “Top 9 podcasts.” She’s been featured several times by Apple and her fans are resonating with how genuine she is. Throughout the show, she has interviewed creative entrepreneurs like designer Jonathan Adler, make-up artist Bobbi Brown, dancer Mandy Moore, fashionista Tamara Mellon, novelist Emily Giffin and Gretchen Rubin to name a few. Cathy’s girl-next-door approach and out-of-the-box hustling style is helping so many people feel hopeful and excited about what lies ahead. Cathy often says “purpose is the opposite of depression,” and she truly helps lift people to be the happiest version of themselves.

Resources:

FB: https://www.facebook.com/cathyhellerbiz/

IG: @cathy.heller

 

Don’t Keep Your Day Job Podcast

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/dont-keep-your-day-job/id1191831035?mt=2

 

The Creative Workroom Three-Month Course

Thecreativeworkroom.com

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Check out my website at loriharder.com. Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook.

Apr 19, 2018

My husband, Chris, and I were talking the other day and we thought it would be fun to share a short excerpt of A Tribe Called Bliss in the weeks leading up to the release date. So today I’m going to share a part from the beginning of the book, called “Tribal Fail,” which talks about what it looked like when I started to build my tribe.

 

You’ll discover that finding your tribe at first is awkward as hell, but it’s invaluable once you’re able to break through the surface with other women and form deeper connections. Because here’s the thing… we ALL need a tribe. Seriously, it’s proven (more details on that in the book) that the most successful, healthy and happy people have a group of people who always support them and have their back. And this is exactly why I wrote A Tribe Called Bliss and encourage you to build your tribe and work through the book together.

 

Again, it’s not always a straight road to find these people, and if you’re not quite ready to dive in with others, I encourage you to read the book through alone first. It will definitely get you into the right frame of mind to start your tribe when you’re ready.

 

This is just another reason why I’m so excited about my upcoming book tour. I cannot wait to connect people to their tribes! You never know who you’ll meet and form a lifelong relationship with.

 

Thank you so much again for helping me get this book and my message out into the world. Hope to see you at a book tour stop near you!

 

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In This Episode Lori talks about:

 

  • How she started to build her tribe
  • Why everyone needs a tribe
  • Lori’s new book, A Tribe Called Bliss

 

Resources:

 

Go to ATribeCalledBliss.com to find out the latest on Lori’s book tour.

First stop: May 15 • Los Angeles at Wanderlust Hollywood

A Tribe Called Bliss by Lori Harder

Now available for pre-order at loriharder.com/amazon 

Join me on the A Tribe Called Bliss Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1571018952966750/ 

Check out my website at loriharder.com. Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook.

Apr 16, 2018

As some of you know, my husband and I are huge fans of ballroom dancing, so it’s only natural that we’re huge fans of Dancing with the Stars’ Val Chmerkovskiy. After spending time with him earlier this year in Guatemala with Pencils of Promise, I just knew I needed to have him on the show to share more about his story and why making an impact is so important.

 

Born in Ukraine, at age 8, he and his family immigrated to Brooklyn, NY. As you can imagine it was a challenging transition but his parents inspired him to meet challenges by never backing away from theirs. To help occupy him and his brother’s time, they were enrolled in both violin and later on ballroom dancing. This soon became a passion for the whole family. In addition to Val and his brother Maks’ successful dance careers, they have since opened 14 other dance studios.

 

I cannot wait for you to hear Val’s inspiring story. Not only is he so passionate about his own life and what he does, he also hopes to inspire others to do the same. Tune in to hear how’s he connecting with others to do just that and how he’s making an impact in the world today. 

 

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Question Highlights:

  • What did your life look like growing up and where did your passion for what you do now come from?
  • What is most exciting in your life right now?
  • Was not giving up or quitting a mindset that you were taught growing up?
  • What do you think it takes to be a good leader/mentor?
  • What have you learned from being on your 50-city tour?
  • Do you still get nervous before you perform?

 

In This Episode We Talk about:

  • Why Val is so inspired by his parents
  • How Val and his brother got into dance (and violin)
  • Val’s (and his parents’) entrepreneurial spirit
  • Why it’s essential to have pride without the ego
  • Why mentorship is important to Val
  • Forming connections and making an impact with others
  • Val’s 50-city tour
  • Why Val loves seeing others who are passionate about what they do
  • And much more…

 

Quotes

  • How can I possibly dwell in my own success without having the energy of wanting to pass it forward and reciprocate?”

 

  • “A blessing isn’t realized until it’s passed forward.”

 

  • “I feel most fulfilled when I have a purpose.”

 

  • “Trust your track record.”

 

  • “Be nervous because you care, but don’t sell yourself short.”

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Valentin “Val” Chmerkovskiy was born in Odessa, Ukraine to an engineer mother and marine merchant father. At 8 years old, Val’s family immigrated to Brooklyn, NY as refugees seeking asylum from the corrupt ex-communist nation. It was in a small Eastern European community in South Brooklyn where Val first picked up ballroom dancing as an after school activity that his parents hoped would keep him out of trouble. Soon after, Val found another passion in playing the violin, further easing the nerves of his parents as the arts kept their curious son off the South Brooklyn streets.

Although he resisted the temptation of Hollywood for a few years, in 2011 Val eventually joined his brother Maks as a member of the cast of professional dancers on Dancing with the Stars for its 13th installment. The 14-time US National Champion and two-time World Dance Champion quickly rose to stardom, becoming a fan-favorite for his impeccable performances and unique demeanor. Val won his first Dancing with the Stars Mirrorball Trophy with partner Rumer Willis during the ten-year anniversary season of the show. He later took home his second title in 2016 while partnered with Olympic Gold Medalist Laurie Hernandez. Most recently, Val was partnered with Paralympic swimmer Victoria Arlen, making it all the way to the semi-finals for which he choreographed a dance that brought a wheelchair into the world famous DWTS Ballroom for the first time.

Val is the first and only American to ever win the IDSF Junior and Youth World Championship, along with the prestigious British “Blackpool” Open, the German Open and the Asian Championships in Shenzhen, China. After overseeing the biggest youth ballroom dance program in the US, the Rising Stars Dance Academy, Val co-founded Dance With Me, one of the nation’s leading social dance studios, where he also lends his expertise as Art Director. Longing to continue his work with kids, Val implemented the Dance With Me Juniors program with the mission of keeping kids active, healthy, and creative.

Val supports numerous educational organizations and children’s charities, including the Children’s Hospital of LA and Pencils of Promise, for which he helped build two schools in Ghana using the funds he raised for the organization. He also spent the last two years mentoring kids at the KIPP Scholar Academy in South Los Angeles and brought his most improved mentees along to live tapings of Dancing with the Stars to inspire them to continue working hard.

As a classically trained violinist, Val has performed at Carnegie Hall and at Lincoln Center as a concertmaster for the ISO Youth Orchestra. He is fluent in English and Russian.

Val recently finished writing his first memoir titled “I’ll Never Change my Name,” set to be released in March 2018.

Resources:

FB: facebook.com/ValChmerkovskiy

IG: @iamvalc 

I'll Never Change My Name: An Immigrant's American Dream from Ukraine to the USA to Dancing with the Stars
by Valentin Chmerkovskiy

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Check out my website at loriharder.com. Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook.

Apr 12, 2018

 

I’ll be honest…With my book releasing in a matter of weeks, it’s been really easy to become overwhelmed with all the tactical stuff and let my thoughts be led by fear. As a result, I’ve been literally praying for a reset. And, today wouldn’t you know, my prayers were answered.

 

I’ve had back-to-back podcasts scheduled this week and I was resisting my interview with Sarah Centrella… not because I didn’t want to talk with her, but because I had so many others things going on. I pushed through this resistance though and wow, am I glad I did. It was smack-dab in the middle of our conversation when I realized that this was the exact message and conversation about manifestation that I needed to help me reset and connect back to my why. It is always a mixture of work + magic, miracles, fear, leaning in etc.

 

So now I’m back on my path and fully committed to blazing trails for all those right now who need the support of like-minded women with the help of my book, A Tribe Called Bliss. We need to remember to always circle back to make sure we’re connected to our why, and if we’re not we must use the tools that will get us there.

 

“Support your soul and that will support everything in your life.”

 

Remember, you are not in this alone and when you’re struggling don’t forget to use your tools or reach out to someone who you know will help you reset your energy back into strength and love.

 

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In This Episode We Talk about:

 

  • Women supporting women
  • How Lori’s recent podcast helped her tap back into her why
  • Lori’s new book, A Tribe Called Bliss

 

Resources:

 

Go to ATribeCalledBliss.com to find out the latest on Lori’s book tour.

First stop: May 15 • Los Angeles at Wanderlust Hollywood

 

A Tribe Called Bliss by Lori Harder

Now available for pre-order at loriharder.com/amazon

 

Join me on the A Tribe Called Bliss Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1571018952966750/

 

Check out my website at loriharder.com. Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook.

Apr 9, 2018

I’m so happy to have the amazing Candice Kumai on the show today! A former model turned culinary chef and celebrity, she has now tapped back into who she truly feels called to be and that’s as a writer. Today, we’re talking about her new book, Kintsugi Wellness, and her journey and Japanese heritage that called her to write it.

 

Kintsugi is the beautiful Japanese practice of taking a broken item and sealing or mending the cracks with golden repair. Candice uses this as an analogy in everyone’s life as she feels that our struggles or challenges are what make us more beautiful. We are all imperfect and she whole-heartedly hopes we all can see the goodness in our flaws and celebrate them in ourselves – and in others.

 

There are so many fascinating components to both Candice and her new book – particularly the deep dive into her heritage’s practices and philosophies – and I can’t wait to read it in its entirety. Be sure to pick up your copy, too and let me know what you think!

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Question Highlights:

  • Can you tell me what Kintsugi means, where it came from and where it came up throughout your journey?
  • Do you think it was important for you to go through your rough times?
  • What means the most in the world to you right now?
  • What are some of the most exciting things you’ve learned in your research?
  • What do you think were the core Japanese practices that shaped you?
  • What’s something wise you’ve heard lately?
  • What is resonating for people in your book?
  • How do you incorporate mindfulness into the food you make?
  • What are you most excited about right now?

 

In This Episode We Talk about:

  • What Kintsugi means and how Candice came to write her new book, Kintsugi Wellness
  • The importance of connection and sharing our stories and pasts
  • What Candice’s Japanese heritage means to her
  • Wabi Sabi and what it means
  • Letting go of expectations
  • Accepting your imperfections and seeing the beauty in them
  • Being unapologetically who you are
  • Resilience
  • Learning to let go
  • And much more…

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Candice Kumai is known as “the golden girl of the wellness world” (Elle Magazine) and one of the “top 20 new role models” (Arianna Huffington). She is a classically trained chef, wellness writer, and author of five books. She contributes to lifestyle outlets such as Cosmopolitan, Yoga Journal, Elle, Shape, Bob Appétit, Byrdie, Girlboss, and Well + Good (where she also sits on their Wellness Council). Candice is a former judge on Iron Chef America and Beat Bobby Flay, she is a regular contributor on Dr. Oz. and E! News.

Resources:

FB: facebook.com/candicekumai

IG: @candicekumai

Twitter: @candicekumai

 

Kintsugi Wellness by Candice Kumai

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Check out my website at loriharder.com. Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook.

Apr 5, 2018

 

Today I’m talking about being a living, breathing, walking paradox. As we all grow and evolve, there’s likely been at least a handful of times where you’ve felt this way. You’ve thought you were on the right path, but suddenly something just doesn’t feel right to you. It’s like your favorite jacket. You wear it all the time, but suddenly you just don’t like it anymore. You need a change so you try a new jacket on for size.

 

“If you’re growing and evolving, change is a part of you.”

 

When resistance like this rears up, you have a choice – either keep resisting and take zero action for it, or lean in to discover what part of your authentic truth comes out. It is so freeing!

 

During this episode, I read a short excerpt from A Tribe Called Bliss, about my own paradoxical truths that I’ve discovered and allowed to free me. We are all multi-faceted people. We don’t need to be ONE thing. One of my paradox examples is being humble yet powerful and confident.

 

It feels super awkward at first and trust me, it took (and still takes) a lot of work to let these contradictions show though. But you’re only stifling your true authentic self. Share your opinions and in turn share your value with others.

 

What’s a paradox in your life that you can step into, own and celebrate? Even the smallest things count as big ones.

 

“Contradict your way to clarity.”

 

You will feel the most you you’ve ever felt and invite more amazing people into your life who are doing the same.

 

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In This Episode We Talk about:

 

  • Why you should lean into resistance
  • Being a walking paradox
  • Lori’s paradoxical truths that have personally freed her

 

 

Resources:

 

Go to ATribeCalledBliss.com to find out the latest on Lori’s book tour.

First stop: May 15 • Los Angeles at Wanderlust Hollywood

 

A Tribe Called Bliss by Lori Harder

Now available for pre-order at loriharder.com/amazon

 

Join me on the A Tribe Called Bliss Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1571018952966750/

 

Check out my website at loriharder.com. Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook.

Apr 2, 2018

I’m so thankful that I stumbled across life coach, Chris Lee, on Lewis Howes’ podcast awhile back and that I since have had the honor of talking to him in person and now on Earn Your Happy! With over 27 years of experience in the arena of mindfulness and emotional intelligence, I had a feeling our conversation would be epic – and I know you won’t be disappointed.

 

With a childhood spent in Puerto Rico as a Jewish American, Chris’ life was not picture perfect. He was bullied and made fun of for his religion but his strong mother helped him to realize that he was able to look beyond the current situation and see how he could support his own life and make the situation better. He thought that if he could make the best out of this situation, that he could also help teach other people to do the same.

 

What I love about Chris’ work is that he only teaches the tools that he has experience with (you can find those 10 principles in his book noted in Resources). Furthermore, he is admittedly still a work in progress and still uses these tools to keep him living his best, most fulfilling and authentic life. I know you’re going to identify so much with Chris and the stories he’s shared. And it’s my hope that it will help you step into your own super-star authentic self as well.

 

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Question Highlights:

  • Would you share what you’re doing now and what was the turning point that got you started?
  • What were some of the things that brought you to what you’re doing now?
  • What was the first level for you of opening up?
  • What was the first thing you needed to move through and how did you see how the tools expanded into other areas?
  • How do you move through issues of self-worth?
  • How did you find your authentic sentence/self and how does someone else find theirs?
  • Where do you borrow faith from, where does it come from and how do you get enough faith and courage to take the first big step and leap?
  • How do you stay connected to your why?
  • What’s making you feel the most abundant right now?
  • What does fun feel like to you? And why is fun productive in your life?
  • How do you tap into compassion without getting completely sucked in or drained?

 

In This Episode We Talk about:

  • Chris’ childhood as a Jewish American in Puerto Rico
  • The duality of light and dark within all of us
  • Shifting mindset, focus and energy to attract more good
  • Shifting actions to shift results
  • Developing authentic affirmations
  • Determining your why and staying connected to it
  • The importance of having a group of supportive, like-minded friends
  • How Chris creates and uses his vision board
  • How Chris starts every day with meditation/prayers of gratitude
  • Interpreting things in a way that empowers
  • How Chris plans to bring his wisdom to people’s homes
  • And much more…

 

Quotes:

 

“I don’t need to make it happen, I can attract it to happen.”

 

“The power within has the power to really move things in a way you never thought possible.”

 

“When I honor my purpose, I’m happier.”

 

“Create a bulletproof belief about yourself based on who you authentically are.”

 

“The why is the fuel.”

 

“True freedom is the ability to interpret.”

 

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Chris Lee is a transformational facilitator, coach, and TV personality. For 27 years, Lee has traveled the world teaching and empowering people, including world business leaders and Hollywood celebrities, to live an extraordinary life.

Resources:

FB: facebook.com/chrisleemotivador.lee

IG: @chrismotivador

 

Transform Your Life: 10 Principles of Abundance and Prosperity
http://a.co/gBzcAAK

 

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Check out my website at loriharder.com. Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook.

 

Mar 29, 2018

Yes, you read this episode’s title correctly – I’m talking about meltdowns today. I’m owning the fact that I’ve had a few more than normal lately and I want you to know that you’re entitled to have them, too.

 

“Meltdowns are healthy – don’t resist them.”

 

Right now, as you’ve heard, I’ve got a lot of amazing things happening, but all of these things are pushing me right to the edge. It’s a lot like feeling like a pressure cooker. The stress builds and builds and I feel like I’m going to burst! And… sometimes I do and that’s OK!

 

As a matter of fact, after my magical Bliss Project event both my husband and I had meltdowns at the end of our short two-day recharge. After we had them though, we felt better. And it’s because we allowed ourselves to move through our emotions!

 

Here’s where the upgrade comes in… You can have a downward spiral, but find the good in it! Don’t let it get out of control to the point where all you’re looking for is the bad. Have the meltdown, but find some good in it by making sure to have a solution-based conversation after – either with a friend, family member or co-worker.

 

I’m not going to lie. Different seasons of your life are going to require EVERYTHING you’ve got and it’s going to feel like it’s never-ending. You’ll likely want to throw the towel in and fly to a remote island. But it won’t always be this way. I promise if you keep going, you will make it to the other side.

 

So, what will make you feel better or more in control in the present moment? Whatever it is, do that. Just make sure that you’re getting super intentional by creating the time and space to recharge. And of course, having that full-out ugly cry will certainly help every now and then, too!

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In This Episode We Talk about:

 

  • Why you’re entitled to have meltdowns
  • Why meltdowns are healthy
  • Getting intentional with your time and space 

Resources:

 

A Tribe Called Bliss by Lori Harder

Now available for order at loriharder.com/amazon

Join me on the A Tribe Called Bliss Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1571018952966750/

 

Check out my website at loriharder.com. Follow me on social media @LoriHarder on Instagram and Lori Harder on Facebook.

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